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Obituaries

Paul Brendel Dorain

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Paul Brendel Dorain died on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Kendal in Hanover, N.H. where he had lived for the past 12 years. He was 87 years old. Paul grew up in New Haven, Conn. and attended Loomis School, graduating in 1944. He then served two years in the Navy. He graduated in 1950 from Yale University where he studied …

John Waymire Cook, D.D.S.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Goshen, N.H. — John Waymire Cook, D.D.S., 79, of Four Corners Road, Goshen, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, peacefully in his sleep at his eldest son, Jay Cook and daughter-in-law, Julie Cunningham-Cook’s home in Brattleboro, Vt. surrounded by family. Dr. Cook was born in Willimantic, Conn., on Feb. 4, 1935, the son of Wendell and Frances (Waymire) Cook. He was raised and …

Frances J. Prior

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Frances J. Prior, 65, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 10, 1949, in Rutland, Vt. a daughter of William and Dorothy (Severance) Prior. She grew up in White River Junction and attended the Hartford Schools. She worked for many years in housekeeping at the Brookside Nursing Home before going …

A Life: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Poffenberger, 1922-2014; ‘Sought Peace, Worked For Peace’

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brookfield, Vt. — “Some things — soul-searching things — cannot be planned,” Margaret “Peggy” Poffenberger once wrote in a poem. “Living and dying, the daily and the extraordinary; To fly, purposefully, God-like, honking with wild geese, across the …

Reginald “Reg” Chester Stark, Sr.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Arcadia, Fla. — Reginald “Reg” Chester Stark, Sr., 86 passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 in Arcadia. He was born Jan. 19, 1928 in Lyme, N.H., the son of Chester and Margaret (Bliss) Stark. Reg was a U.S. Navy veteran. He opened S & S Plumbing in …

Pauline Wood Yasinski

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Committal services for Pauline Wood Yasinski, 95, who died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at her home, Will be held at Noon, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fair Haven, Vt. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with …

John Fitzgerald

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — John Fitzgerald, 55, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Martha Lynn Hale

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wayland, Mass. — Martha Lynn (Griffith) Hale of Wayland, formerly of Grantham, N.H.; Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Shelbyville, Tenn. died on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Samuel N. Hale. Loving mother of M. Susan Elliott and her husband, David of …

Francis “Frank” R. Badolato

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Exeter, N.H. — Francis “Frank” R. Badolato, 87, of Exeter, died July 24, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare in Exeter following a period of failing health. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 25, 1927, the son of Frank Badolato and Rose (Lissandrello) Badolato. Having spent much of …

Kimberly Kristine Britton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Urbana, ILL. — Kimberly Kristine “Kim” Britton, 43, of Urbana, IL, loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and aunt, died tragically on Monday, July 21, 2014, in an automobile accident.  Her beloved daughter, Piper Gwynne Britton, 11, also died by her side. Kim was born in Inglewood, Calif., on …

Piper Gwynne Britton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Urbana, ILL. — Piper Gwynne Britton, 11, of Urbana, Illinois, loving daughter, sister, grand-daughter and niece, died tragically on Monday, July 21, 2014, in an automobile accident.  Her beloved mother, Kimberly Kristine Britton, 43, also died by her side. Piper was born April 28, 2003, at Carle Foundation …

Virginia E. Child

Friday, July 25, 2014

New London, N.H. — Virginia E. Child died peacefully at age 94 on Monday, July 21, 2014, in New London. Formerly of Sudbury, Mass., she is survived by daughters, Penny Peters of Cambridge, Mass., Martha Ash of Waitomo, New Zealand, Joy Bloomfield, Contoocook, N.H., Judy Child Schwartz of …

Iola R. Hoisington

Friday, July 25, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Iola R. Hoisington, 93, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. Iola was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Windsor, Vt., a daughter of Edward and Ila (Spaulding) Rawson. She graduated from Windsor High School class of 1939 …